Brewers Select celebrates five years as the UK brewers’ one-stop-shop

Brewers Select, the one-stop-shop supplier to the UK’s craft and micro brewers will celebrate its fifth year of being in business this week with some special surprises for customers.

Celebrating the milestone on Wednesday 25th April, every pallet delivery this week, from 23rd to 27th April, will receive a gift from Brewers Select containing free stock from Brewers Select and their partners, Bairds Malt and BestMalz.

In five years the brewers’ ingredients and equipment business based in Peterborough has worked with over 1800 customers, sold over 1.2 million sacks of malt and nearly 40,000 packs of hops. The most popular malt product is pale malt and the most popular hops are Cascade Leaf.

Their first customer was Nene Valley Brewery and their furthest customer is Cryer Malt based in Auckland, New Zealand, 11,591 miles away. You can see the full statistics HERE.

Dan Unwin, General Manager for Brewers Select commented: “When Brewers Select was set up in 2013 by our UK sister company Bairds Malt it was in response to the demand from the independent craft and micro brewers who needed ingredients in smaller quantities, wanted flexibility on service and delivery but with excellent customer support and service.

“Five years on we have grown from being a team of nine to twenty-six working with brewers all over the UK as well as globally. The links with our parent company, GrainCorps means that we have world-class buying power and access to hard-to-find and unique ingredients. Last year we embarked upon a complete review of all our systems and services following a comprehensive customer survey and we are continually striving to improve for our customers with their feedback.”

Richard Matthews started out as a Warehouse Supervisor and is now Operations Manager. He is one of two people from the original team at Brewers Select. He said: “The first two years were tough, it was a time when we were getting used to our customers’ needs and our customers were getting used to the new business. There were some difficult times but I think we managed to overcome them after the first year.

“I’ll be honest, the five years have flown by. Since I started I have had the privilege to have met and worked with many different people from different backgrounds. With our fifth birthday this week it has been very interesting reflecting on the past.”

 You can read more in Richard’s blog HERE.

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